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in november with an extraordinary panel of eminent historians. peggy no-- i thought it was important to bring it you, again, now as we look back at the president's first year. also on the show a battle you might never have heard of. the battle of wanat. if you care about the u.s.' involvement in afghanistan you'll want to learn all about it. many say it encapsulated many of the problems that america faces in the world at large. the best military report and military expert in the country tom ricks joins me to tell you about it. >>> while most of the focus of the nation and this show is on the hot spots around the world, what about the rest of the world? we'll talk to the famous scholar, kishore mahbubahni of singapore to get a different perspective on the world. let's get started. >>> all day long on cable, news talk shows we hear about how president obama is doing. on fox some say he's a socialist who's trying to indoctrinate our children, even as he mortgages their future. on msnbc he is the lonely hero fighting to give help to the sick, employ the jobless and end racism in our time. here on
-time pulitzer prize winner and author of biographies on lyndon johnson. peggy noonan, "wall street journal" columnist and writer who authored many of ronald reagan's greatest speeches. not to mention five bestselling books. wallster isaacson, one-time chairman and ceo of this network, cnn and the author of great biographies. among them benjamin franklin and henry kissinger. "new york times" editor and author of a new book "the death of conservatism." welcome to all of you. let me first begin with the poll numbers. one year into his presidency, what i'm struck on, i was looking at this historical polls and he's roughly where reagan was and a little bit ahead actually of clinton. behind both bushes. 41 because of the collapse of the soviet union and 43 because of 9/11. they are all lower than eisenhower and kennedy. who were in the high 60s and low 70s. is that about watergate? is that about the media? is that about a different partisan climate? or were eisenhower and kennedy an exceptional bipartisan moment in american history? >> i do think that poisonous partisan atmosphere, media environ
with an extraordinary panel of eminent historians. peggy noonan, robert carol, nell irving painter. a terrific conversation. i thought it was important to bring it to you again now as we look back at the president's first year. also on the show, a battle you may never have heard of. you will want to learn all about it. many say it encapsulated many of the problems that america faces in the war at large. the best military report, military expert in the country, tom bricks, joins me to tell you about it. while much of the focus of the nation and the show is on the hotspots around the world, what about the rest of the world? we will talk with the famous international writer and scholar of singapore to get a very different perspective on the world. let's get started. >>> all day long on cable, news talk shows, we hear about how president obama's doing. on fox, some say he's a socialist trying tune doctrine eight our children even as he mortgages their future. on msnbc, the lonely hero fighting to give help to the sick and employ the jobless and end racism in our time. and here on cnn, i'm on cnn,
carroll, the two-time pulitzer prize winner and biographies on lyndon johnson. peggy newnan "wall street journal" columnist who wrote ronald reagan's speeches and five best-selling books. and the author of some great biographies. among them about benjamin franklin and henry kissinger and sam tanenhaus author of a terrific new book "the death of conservatism." still surprisingly relevant. welcome to all of you. let me first begin with the poll numbers. one year into his presidency. i was looking at historical polls and he's roughly where reagan was, a little bit ahead of, actually, of clinton and behind both bushes 41 because of the collapse of the soviet union and 43 because of 9/11. i was struck by something else that i want to ask you guys about. they're all lower than eisenhower and kennedy who were in the high 60s, low 70s. is that about watergate and is that about the media and a different partisan climate or were eisenhower and kennedy kind of exceptional bipartisan moment in american history? >> i do think the poisonous atmosphere and everything helps to tear down a person's ratin
. they found 10,000 people die from the actions of such drivers. peggy fox talked to some. >> she hit it so hard. her car just blew up. >> reporter: carrie mcmahon of hyattsville witnessed a distracted driver kill herself when she swerved off the road two mondays ago. >> she kept locking down and then looking up. she was obviously looking for something in the car. as i go up the hill it is like her car exploded. it was like boom! >> reporter: stories like that are fueling a new fight against all kinds of distracted driving. it is spear headed by a group called focus driven. the founding members all have lost loved ones because of distracted drivers. >> look at that beautiful smile. and that beautiful smile and the x-rays of her teeth are what identified her body. >> she should be spending her first year in college this year and her mother and i should have seen her wed and held our first grandfather baby. >> so if they see somebody with a cell phone in their hand they are going to give them a ticket. >> reporter: they appeared with ray la hood. they want every state to pass health laws agai
is not replicated. bill: peggy thanks for that. patti ann: now to the nation's airport where every day air travelers are dealing with new and tighter security requirements before boarding planes. mike is live at reagan national airport in washington. what does this seem like there? >> the mood seems to be very businesslike. obviously one of the key airports serving our nation's capital region. the people we talked to seemed to be taking it all in stride recognizing that if they are traveling day may be facing a normal in terms of security. we have seen greater t s. a. personnel visibly wearing the uniforms out near the checkpoint. we have seen even some additional equipment at checkpoints here. so far the crowd seemed to be moving along, and the travelers years seem to be doing their best to take in stride. patti ann: mike, have we heard much from the airlines about how they feel about the new tighter security? >> specific airlines have not spoken up. some of the aviation groups that represent the airlines say they are in favor of a security. the recognize that a lot of people in these organizations
. >>> erwin gomez and peggy iokum groomed michaele and tareq salahi before they got into the white house state dinner apparently without a invitation back in november. the stylest spent hours yesterday testifying before a federal grand jury. they also met with secret service agents inside the courthouse. at this point the salahis themselves have not been charged with any crimes. >>> prince george's county state attorney glenn ivey has decided not to make a run for congress. he held a news conference announcing he wouldn't challenge donna edwards for the fourth conditioningal district. he said he'll finish his term as state attorney and take a break from politics. >> i decided ultimately i didn't have the appetite for another political campaign right now. i'm going to take a little vacation from elective politics, not necessarily retiring permanently. i definitely want to finish out my job as state's attorney. >> ivy says he hopes to continue serving the public in other ways as a private zint. >>> the maryland and virginia general assemblies kick often their knew legislative sessions day. it lo
am peggy very much for being with us. we want to turn our attention to the senate race in massachusetts. this is about the president's trip that will take place to campaign. illogic of it obama's visit is mathematical -- the logic of president obama's visit is a mathematical. a huge block of voters who have a favorable opinion of obama are not with the democratic candidate. he has to get them for her or she loses. "the financial times"looks at the polling. ms.coakley has 53% of the boat. mr. brown is ahead by 4%. i expect coakley to win but mr. brown has created a lot of excitement. democrats are clearly nervous. the national democratic committees have added at least $1 million to atcoakley's campaign coffers. we'll talk about this for the next 45 minutes or so. our twitter address it is twitter.com/cspan first up is new york on our democrats line. caller: thank you for cspan and my heart goes out to the tragic situation in haiti. this is no time for partisan politics for republicans looking to pounce on the president. my expectation is that they will continue to do so.
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